Q&A With Bystander 9/11 Actor Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis

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FRAMINGHAM – On September 11, 2021, Framingham Public Schools and atac (Amazing Things Theatre) will present Bystander 9/11, a powerful play on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11.

Directed by Donna Wresinski, the play features several Framingham Public School employees, Framingham High alumni, and a couple of local politicians.

The performance is scheduled for one-night only in the intimate downtown theatre for September 11 at 8 p.m. There are less than 135 tickets for the performance.

Tickets are available now and are selling fast. As of today, there is only about 2 dozen tickets.

To purchase a ticket click here.

SOURCE is doing a Q&A with the cast members


Jack Patrick Lewis

Lewis is one of the elected state representatives and is an actor in the play.

Lives in: Framingham

Your acting experience: It has been a very long time… Middle School

Favorite actor/actress: Robin Williams & Gillian Anderson

What is your favorite play: The Lion King

Where were you on Sept. 11? Junior Year of High School

Why did you want to be a part of this production?  Donna Wresinski is a remarkable person and beautiful artist.  By practice, I try never to say “no” to anyone I respect as much as I do Donna.  

How does this play speak to you?  The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever changed our country and world, setting in motion two decades of both productive and destructive decisions.  This play takes us back to the moment of the attacks, a scary and painful time that has remained with us individually and collectively.

What do you wish the audience takes away from this performance?  I personally hope that this performance becomes a catalyst for reflection, not only for that day and the days that followed, but also a discussion of our country’s values and shared future.

What does hope mean to you? Knowledge that each day provides new opportunities to learn and grow and that everyone else is also on a similar journey.  

The arts in Framingham are beautiful, essential, and thriving

When it comes to the arts, Framingham needs to continue receiving the support and resources necessary to help all of our students thrive.



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